Enroll for the Current School Year (2018-2019)

Seat Availability will be posted daily thru October. Please review the Seat Availability Report(s) for your child’s grade to plan your visit to a Family Resource Center.

Late Enrollment
Early Childhood
Seat Availability
Registration Deadline
School Start Dates


Sept 21, 7 AM – Seat availability for Infant – PK4

Sept 21, 7 AM – Seat availability for Grades K-8

Sept 21, 7 AM – Seat availability for Grades 9-12

Late Enrollment

What is Late Enrollment?

Late Enrollment gives families who are new to New Orleans, missed the OneApp school application window, or who need to change their school placement an opportunity to enroll in a school with open seats. Many schools fill during the OneApp Main Round and Round 2, meaning that options may be limited during Late Enrollment. To learn more about which school options are available in your child’s grade, read about Seat Availability, below.

If you are satisfied with your Main Round or Round 2 placement, you do not need to participate in Late Enrollment. Please register at your assigned school before July 27, 2018. For help finding your OneApp results, click here.

Where is Late Enrollment?

Late Enrollment takes place at Family Resource Centers July 17 – Oct 1, 8:30 AM – 4 PM.

Due to a high volume of visitors, we may stop adding families to the line before our scheduled closing time of 4 PM. This ensures that we are able to serve all families well. We will notify you if we expect an early closure due to traffic.

What do I need to bring?

  • K-12 families must provide the following to receive a placement at Late Enrollment:
    • Parent I.D.
    • Proof of residency (utility bill, rental lease agreement / mortgage, property tax notice, etc.)
    • Final report card
    • Student birth certificate

What Else do I Need to Know?

  • K-12 families will need to provide guardian identification, proof of residency, final report card, and student birth certificate (see above).
  • Families should not arrive before 8 AM.
  • Seat availability will be posted here daily. Please reference this before planning your visit. We cannot guarantee seats will be available in your child’s grade at your most preferred school. Seat availability is subject to change.

Early Childhood

We are currently serving PK4, in addition to grades K-12, at Family Resource Centers. Most Head Start centers will not reopen until August. For more information about enrolling for Head Start, click here.

Early Childhood families must check their eligibility at OneApp.force.com before enrolling. Click here for more info on how to check your eligibility.

  • Early Childhood families must provide the following to receive a placement at Late Enrollment:
    • Parent I.D.
    • 2 Proofs of residency (utility bill, rental lease agreement / mortgage, property tax notice, etc.)
    • Student birth certificate
    • Proof of income (last 4 check stubs)

For a detailed list of documents required for Early Childhood, click here.


Seat Availability

Current seat availability is located at the top of this page.

In order to help families better plan their visit to Late Enrollment, we’ll be offering a snapshot of seat availability at the start of each weekday throughout Late Enrollment. Current seat availability in all schools, by grade group, will be posted here beginning early July.

Availability is based on student enrollment as of the time at which it is posted, is temporary, and is subject to change. There is no guarantee that the seat availability indicated in this report will be accurate upon your arrival at Late Enrollment. Check for your child’s grade specifically; if a school has availability in one grade, that does NOT necessarily indicate availability in other grades. Students are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that Late Enrollment is for public schools that participate in the OneApp process. Non-public schools and non-participating schools (Ben Franklin High, Lusher, Lake Forest, and NOCCA) should be contacted directly regarding seat availability and admissions processes.

How to Use the Report

“Limited Availability” indicates that fewer than 10 seats were available in the stated grade as of the time at which it is posted. “Availability” indicates that 10 or more seats were available. Please check carefully to make sure you are viewing your child’s correct grade in the report, as availability in one grade does NOT indicate that there is availability in other grades.

How Does Seat Availability Work?

During the summer enrollment season, seats are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Each school determines the maximum number of students that they can accommodate in each grade, based on factors such as the number of classrooms in the building and their staffing model. We only assign students up to this maximum.

When a school has available seats, it is because they have not yet been assigned the total number of students they can accommodate. When our staff indicates that a school, or a particular grade in a school, is “full,” that means the school has reached the maximum number of students it can serve.

How Does Seat Availability Change So Quickly?

As we meet with families and make placements, the seat availability at individual schools will change. When a school has few seats available in a particular grade, it can be possible that seats available in the morning are no longer available in the afternoon. What determines this is parent preference: when parents come to the Family Resource Center seeking those seats, we will enroll their children there. The opposite is also true—it can be possible that seats that weren’t available in the morning will be available in the afternoon. That can happen when we transfer students from one school to another.

Let’s walk through an example:

8 AM:  Alligator School has 2 seats available in kindergarten when the Report is released at 7 AM and it is a popular school.

8:30 AM:  The doors open.

8:30 – 9:30 AM:  10 families come in and meet with a school choice advisor. One of the 10 families chooses Alligator School for their Kindergartener. Alligator School now has 1 remaining kindergarten seat open.

9:30 – 10:30 AM:  15 more families come in and another family chooses Alligator School for their kindergartener. There are no more seats available in kindergarten at Alligator School.

11:00 AM:  A family arrives that is interested in enrolling their kindergartener at Alligator School. The School Choice Advisor lets them know that Alligator School does not have any kindergarten seats available at the time. The School Choice Advisor will tell the family which schools have kindergarten seats available and the family selects an alternate choice.

Sometimes, seat availability is more stable than the example listed above. Sometimes, available seats are assigned even more quickly than this example. We encourage all families to keep this in mind as they plan their visit.

Registration Deadline

You must register at your assigned school within 5 days of receiving your placement.
Your student’s placement is NOT final until you register. If you do not register by the deadline, your child may lose his or her placement. To register, bring your required documentation to your assigned school:

  • Birth certificate
  • Immunization records
  • Parent identification
  • Proof of residency (utility bill, rental lease agreement / mortgage, property tax notice, etc.)
  • IEP / 504 plan (if appropriate)
  • Final report card

* Students ages infant through 4 years old only: Proof of income (LA Purchase Card Budget Sheet / Benefits Statement, last four consecutive paychecks, letter from employer stating wage and average weekly hours worked) AND 2 proofs of residency.

Still Have Questions?

If you still have questions regarding the way in which seat availability works, or about any other aspect of student enrollment, we invite you to visit or email us for more information.

We look forward to serving you and your family!